If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, you may want to consider speaking with an attorney about your case. Misdemeanors, although considered lesser crimes than felony offenses, can have serious collateral consequences that could impact you adversely.
Misdemeanors have different classifications within classes. There are class one, two, and three level misdemeanors. Drug misdemeanors are classified as "DM" and include DM1, DM2, and DM3 level misdemeanors. Class 1 and DM1 misdemeanors are considered the highest level misdemeanor charges.
A misdemeanor could potentially impact your current job or hiring abilities in the future, your reputation, your ability to own a firearm (depending on various factors or if it is a domestic violence charge). Misdemeanor charges may have the ability to be sealed from your record in the long-term.
Please consult with an attorney to learn more specifically about the particular misdemeanor charge you are facing and what that means for your future.
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What are some examples of crimes that are often considered Misdemeanor?
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting Arrest
- False Imprisonment
- Child Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Careless Driving
- Careless Driving Resulting in Injury
- Drug Possession
- Indecent Exposure